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South African Risk and Vulnerability Atlas to help South Africa prepare against climate change

Provinces like the Western Cape are experiencing one of its worst droughts in decades

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) will launch the second edition of the South African Risk and Vulnerability Atlas (SARVA) with critical information on the impact of climate change in South Africa. Developed by the DST entity, the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the atlas presents findings…

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South African Government Continues to Promote Mining Investment at the Mining Indaba 2018

Caterpillar’s investment to the value of R1.3 billion over ten years will empower local and black owned enterprises through Enterprise and Supplier Development

Team South Africa led by the Ministers of Mineral Resources, Mr. Mosebenzi Zwane and Trade and Industry Minister, Dr. Rob Davies continues to promote the country’s mineral and mining during their Investment Q&A Session on the sidelines of the Mining Indaba at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from…

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South Africa: The Department is Concerned about the Planned Illegal March and Urges Military Veterans to Desist

Currently the department is working hard processing more than 11 000 applications for both basic and higher education support benefit for the academic year 2018

The Department of Military Veterans has received with serious concern information that there are some military veterans who plan to undertake an illegal march to the Department of military veterans in Pretoria on 05 February 2018. The Department acknowledges and respects the constitutional rights of the military veterans to raise…

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South Africa: Centre for Public Service Innovation congratulates Memeza Shout PTY Ltd winner of the SA Premier Business SMME Award 2018

The Memeza Safety Programme empowers homeowners in low income residential areas through a network of smart passive alarms linked to SAPS sector policing vehicles, police stations, community policing forums and trusted neighbours

The Centre for Public Service Innovation (CPSI) congratulates Memeza Shout PTY Ltd the SMME Category Winner of the 5th SA Premier Business Award.  The Memeza Safety Programme empowers homeowners in low income residential areas through a network of smart passive alarms linked to SAPS sector policing vehicles, police stations, community…

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South Africa: Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to Launch a Cyberlab at Dominican School for the Deaf in Hammanskraal, Pretoria

The Cyberlab is installed by mobile operator, MTN

Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Ms Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams will, on Tuesday, 6 February 2018, launch a Cyberlab at the Dominican School for the Deaf in Hammanskraal, Pretoria. With the 2018 school year well underway, the Cyberlab launch will see the Deputy Minister engaging with learners about subject choice…

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South Africa: Deputy Minister Buti Manamela to visit institutions of higher education in Kwazulu-Natal

Deputy Minister Manamela will be joined by the CEO of NSFAS Mr Steven Zwane

The purpose of the visit is to monitor progress regarding the support NSFAS is providing to higher education institutions in implementing the changes to student funding. This follows the announcement made by President Jacob Zuma in regards to free education.  Deputy Minister Manamela will be joined by the CEO of…

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Team South Africa Reaches out to International Partners at World Economic Forum 2018 – Davos, Switzerland

The Forum presents South Africa with various platforms to outline the country’s efforts to secure sustainable and inclusive economic growth

The South African delegation to the World Economic Forum (WEF) launched its participation in the World Economic Forum 2018 with a range of interactions with international partners in government and business as part of positioning South Africa favourably and building partnerships to address global issues. The World Economic Forum’s 2018…

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South Africa - Military Veterans Press Statement on Education Support

There is a massive increase in the demand for benefits from military veterans as a result of the increasing capacity of the department and its engagement with military veterans

Military Veterans Press Statement on Education Support: As the DMV matures and builds its capacity to roll out the 11 benefits listed in the Military Veterans Act, there is a serious constraint in our budget allocation. There is a massive increase in the demand for benefits from military veterans as…

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South Africa - Minister Radebe to Visit Portia Shabangu Secondary School as Part of Government Back to School Programme

The visit also seeks to send a clear message that South Africa is serious about education and that it is at the apex of government priorities

The Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission (NPC) Jeff Radebe, MP, will visit Portia Shabangu Secondary School, in Mpumalanga as part of government back to school programme. The objective of the FSDM visit is to motivate and encourage learners in…

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South Africa: Statement by Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Mr. Buti Manamela Regarding Long Queues at Peter Mokaba Staduim

Statement by Deputy Minister of Higher Education, Mr. Buti Manamela Regarding Long Queues at Peter Mokaba Staduim: I am aware of the long queues at Peter Mokaba Stadium and have asked the Principal to go and speak to them and allay their fears. There is no need to be in…